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ABC
Mar 8, 2013 11:00am PST
lion attack. 24-year-old intern hanson was killed yesterday inside the big cat enclosure at an animal sanctuary in the central valley. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with new information. katie? >> lion was supposed to number his feeding cage while hanson was cleaning the larger pen but a gate was partly open and the line lifted it up and got do hanson with his paw. the 550 pound lion mounted and the 24-year-old hanson was gone. authorities believe that she died almost inaccidently from a broken neck. the fresno county coroner says she did not suffer a small consolation for her father who says his daughter's dream job made him nervous. i have also had a premonition i would get a call like this but i thought it would be much further in the future than the age of 24. she probably never saw the attack coming. she was talking on the cell phone with a co-worker at the time of the incident. the co-worker was worried weapon the call ended and hanson did not call back. the lion should have been secured in the feeding cage while hanson went about the work so investigators have to find
KOFY
Mar 8, 2013 11:30am PST
hanson was killed yesterday inside the big cat enclosure at an animal sanctuary in the central valley. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with new information. katie? >> lion was supposed to number his feeding cage while hanson was cleaning the larger pen but a gate was partly open and the line lifted it up and got do hanson with his paw. the 550 pound lion mounted and the 24-year-old hanson was gone. authorities believe that she died almost inaccidently from a broken neck. the fresno county coroner says she did not suffer a small consolation for her father who says his daughter's dream job made him nervous. i have also had a premonition i would get a call like this but i thought it would be much further in the future than the age of 24. she probably never saw the attack coming. she was talking on the cell phone with a co-worker at the time of the incident. the co-worker was worried weapon the call ended and hanson did not call back. the lion should have been secured in the feeding cage while hanson went about the work so investigators have to find out why a gate was open giving t
NBC
Mar 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
. we will be streaming it on our web site, nbc bbayarea.com. >>> 24-year-old dianna hanson was the first deadly attack involving a big cat in california since that deadly mauling at the san francisco zoo back in 2007. today's attack was at an animal sanctuary in dunlap, about 45 miles east of fresno. >> it happened here at a place called cat haven. a private, wildlife sanctuary. the founder says at about noon today, the park's intern went inside the lion enclosure. she was confronted by a four-year-old lion named co cous cous. >> the intern entered the lion's enkwlez sure where she was attacked and fatally injured. >> when my deputies arrived on scene, the victim was still in the enclosure. >> deputies say the lion refused to let them near the victim. so they had to kill it. when they fieull-timely got to hanson, she was dead. fish and wildlife officials are trying to determine why she was inside the cage in the first place. we will have our forensics lab look at the animal. >> the facility has the proper state license to care for exotic animals and that this is the first a
ABC
Mar 7, 2013 4:00am PST
after she was attacked by a lion in a california animal sanctuary. >> overnight dianna hanson said they shared new details of her dream to work with them. rick monsanez has more. >> animal is contained to enclosure. patient is in the closure. lion has been taken care of. >> reporter: a person was attacked but still alive at the cat haven facility in dunlap. when investigators arrived they found dianna hanson in an enclosure with this lion, couscous. the lion wasn't able to be coaxed away and shot the lion and gave hanson medical care. >> it was killed. >> reporter: hanson died in the enclosure. the 24-year-old was an intern at cat haven. according to a statement on her father's facebook page she drove down to the facility from seattle with her father at the beginning of the year. she was working on a six-month internship with the cats at the facility. >> i always in the back of my mind i had this feeling this could happen someday. completely fearless. totally thought no problem. never going to happen to her. >> reporter: on the cat haven facebook page dozens posted condolences for
ABC
Mar 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
hanson. >> the person is still in the enclosure with the lion. ems will be holding back. >> reporter: something caused couscous to go on the attack, the lion broke the intern's neck, killing her instantly. it then scratched and bit her entire body. it was hanson's dream job. >> her job was to work with big cats all day long. feed them, taking care of them, playing with them. it was her dream. >> reporter: but on wednesday, her father's worst fear came true. the only other worker at the park frantically tried to distract the lion as it mauled hanson, but there was no saving her. sheriff's deputies say they had no choice. to get to hanson, they had to shoot and kill couscous. >> and the lion has been taken care of. >> amazing. >> incredible predators. >> reporter: how could this same cat turn from a gentle cub nursing a bottle on ellen's lap to a full-grown killer? veteran zoo keeper jack hanna says even wild animals raised by humans should not be treated as tame. at his zoo, trainers do not go in the cages of most big cats older than 8 months. >> beautiful young lady crossed in the co
ABC
Mar 8, 2013 4:00pm PST
hanson was killed on wednesday. a cage door is now the focus of this gaichlgt gaichlgts -- investigation. >> the 550 pound lion pounced and 24-year-old diana hanson was gone. authorities believe she died almost instantly from a broken neck. the coroner says she did not suffer. a small consoleation for her father. >> i had a premonition some day i would get a call like this. i thought it would be further in the future than 24. >> hanson probably never saw at tack coming. officials say she was talking on her cell phone with a co-worker. the lion should have been secured in his feeding cage while hanson went about her work. investigators have to find out why a glailt r.glait r.gate was open and what motivated the cat to attack. >> the cat had been fed and there was food. the cat ignored the food to have access to this young lady. >> sheriff deputies shot the 4-year-old lion after he couldn't be coaxed arrayway from hanson's body. >> we're family. we lost two family mens. -- members. >> the necropsy has been done. investigators are hoping results will tell them something about why this big c
CBS
Mar 8, 2013 4:00am PST
. theresa garcia reports. >> reporter: diana hanson died doing what she loved, taking care of big cats. the 24-year-old intern was attacked wednesday as she was cleaning an enclosure housing an african lion. >> the coroner has released the autopsy report which revealed that diana died instantly due to a broken neck. >> reporter: dale anderson runs the animal park outside fresno, california. he and his colleagues are remembering hanson as a dedicated worker and friend. >> she was vivacious. she loved her work. she loved big cats. >> reporter: police esponding to the call for help shot and killed the lion whose name was couscous. animal health experts will perform a necropsy for clues as to what provoked the attack. >> it's a tragedy that occurred, obviously. you know, we want to take lessons learned from that to find out what could have been done better. >> reporter: hanson's co-workers are in mourning. >> she was doing what she loved, and she did it with joy every day that she worked here, and she's going to be missed. i'm so sorry this had to happen. >> reporter: her
ABC
Mar 8, 2013 12:35am PST
at a private california zoo. dianna hanson's tragic story opens a window to a wide and dangerous world of private pet sanctuaries maintained by animal lovers who are tempting fate every single day. >> reporter: it happens just after noon in this private zoo sanctuary near fresno, california. >> the person is still in the enclosure with the lion. >> reporter: when this 550-pound male lion attacked 24-year-old intern dianna hanson. according to the fresno county coroner, hanson had stepped into the enclosure when the african lion escaped its smaller feeding cage. >> this is a situation where you had -- somebody was too close to a lion. >> reporter: less than 30 minutes later, sheriff's deputies arrived and began firing weapons. >> the lion has been taken care of. >> reporter: the facility is open to wildcats, including tigers, lions, leopards and jaguars. officials say the park had a good history and also had an active permit to operate. >> i always felt that someday something like this could happen. >> reporter: dianna hanson's father tells abc news he is heartbroken and searching for a
CNN
Mar 8, 2013 1:00am PST
tonight with breaking news. >> some solace, however small, for the family of dianna hanson. a short time ago, the fresno county coroner said the 24-year-old woman died quickly after she was attacked by a 350-pound lion and she didn't suffer. she died of a broken neck and other neck injuries the preliminary autopsy shows. she was an intern at the wildcat sanctuary where she died. she was working toward a certification that would have qualified her for her dream job working at a zoo one day. her family said she loved animals, especially big cats. you're going to hear from them in a moment. this is the animal that attacked her. it was an african male lion named cous cous. he was shot, killed yesterday. he lived at the sanctuary his entire life since he was a cub. when he was 3 months old, he was on the "ellen degeneres show." hanson's father said cous cous was one of his daughter's favorite cats at the sanctuary. why dianna hanson was in the enclosure is part of an investigation that is underway. ted rowlands joins me. i understand you have new information about how she died, ted? >> report
CBS
Mar 8, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> reporter: investigators say the 550-pound lion that killed 24-year-old dianna hanson wednesday escaped from its feeding cage and attacked her while she was cleaning its enclosure. the lion known as cous cous did not maul her at some suspected but with one swipe of its paw, hanson died instantly from a broken neck. >> we are deeply saddened over the loss and our deepest sympathies go out to the hanson and anderson families. >> reporter: dale hansen owns the haven where hanson died. >> we have a dear loss and one of my friend's cats. >> reporter: sheriff's deputies were forced to kill cous cous in an attempt to stave hanson. >> some people don't understand the emotional tie you get with your animals, and with the people that work here. >> reporter: the coroner says hanson did not suffer in the attack, that the bites and scratches she sustained happened after she died. authorities are still trying to determine how the lion managed to escape its cage even in the midst of tragedy those who knew hanson best say she was dedicated to the job. >> she was part of our fami
KBCW
Mar 8, 2013 10:00pm PST
. diana hanson's family believes the facility followed safety protocalls. the five-year-old lion lifted the door of a partially closed feeding cage with its paw. it then went out and killed hanson as she was cleaning a bigger area. >> some people don't understand the emotional tie you get with your animals and the people that work here. we're a family and we lost two family members. >> the big cat haven sanctuary will reopen to the public on sunday. >>> checking other bay area headlines, a man charged with killing three former coworkers at a santa clara semiconductor firm has been found guilty. 51-year-old wu shot and killed the ceo vice president and rh manager after he was layed off back in 2008. now, the jury has to decide whether wu was criminally insane when he committed the murders. >> child cruelty charges have been dropped against a redwood city special education teacher. alexia was arrested in february of last year for allegedly hitting and withholding food from two autistic four-year- olds. the district attorney says the aids changed their statements and the charges will no
NBC
Mar 8, 2013 4:00am PST
-year-old diana hanson was attackeded while cleaning a part of the enclosure. this morning her family describes her as fearless and said she died doing what she loved. >> the idea that the animal just turned around and viciously attacked her would be so unusual. and she felt that the animals were safe. >> officials say hanson died instantly when the 550-pound african lion broke her neck. as the investigation continues, the owner of the park says safety protocalls were in place. >>> former president bill clinton wants the defense of marriage act overturned. in an opinion piece in "the washington post" mr. clinton his explains his reasons for opposing defining the marriage as one man and one woman which the supreme court will reconsider later this month. the former president said when he signed the dogma in 1996, it was a very different time with a statement, when i signed the bill, i included a statement when the admonition that the enactment of this legislation should not despite the fierce and divisive rhetoric at times words today. reading those words today, i know now that even mor
ABC
Mar 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
diana hanson was in the enclosure with a 350-pound lion when it attacked and killed the volunteer intern. this is the lion. the founder of cat haven says they were unable to lower him away from the intern's body. >> the lion was shot and killed per our safety protocol. our thoughts and prayers went out to our friend and family in this trying time. >> reporter: he was a rare lion exstipg in the wild. -- extinct in the wild. they hand raised him as cub, but they removed him from the house because law prohibits physical contact with lions after three months of age. >> we have seven and eight-year-old tigers that we still feed and walk on a leash and have contact with. >> reporter: carl mitchell runs a similar sanctuary outside september september las vegas, nevada where they allow it. they say it makes it more dangerous for the handlers. >> they are like your baby you bottle feed. they have the contact and then to take it away it is like putting them into a psychological prison. >> cat haven is a respected sanctuary, but he is not sure of his policy. his interns are taking years to u
ABC
Mar 7, 2013 7:00am PST
. this morning a team of investigators is trying to figure out what made the lion turn on dianna hanson in this wild animal mark near fresno wednesday. >> the lion has been taken care of. >> reporter: police say the attack began around 12:30. the 24-year-old ink tern who had just two months on the job at cat haven was inside an enclosure with this 4-year-old african lion named couscous. another park worker frantically tried to distract the cat as it mauled hanson but nothing worked. less than 30 minutes after hanson had entered the cage sheriff's deputies arrive add and began firing hoping to reach her, it was too late. >> the lion was shot and killed per our safety protocols. >> reporter: overnight hanson's father spoke with abc news. >> how she ever got inside the cage, and why she would be inside the cage because i thought she made it real clear they don't let anyone in the cage except the owner. >> reporter: right now it's closed to the public and state wildlife officials will do a necropsy on the animal to see what caused the attack. >> this is a situation where you had -- somebody
ABC
Mar 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
the death of diane hanson. the 24-year-old intern volunteer killed yesterday by a lion at cat haven a private animal park east of fresno. >> it's tragic and very little is, if nudging is known. >> dr. lang has no firsthand knowledge of the protocols but as safari west she says rules are clear. >> no one enter as lone. >> never. that is not an option. >> the safari west is home to over 500 animals. mammal species are native to africa representing the big cats. the interns working property have limited interaction with mammals primarily observational. when there is a need to handle a cheetah it takes a team of five including two handler was two separate leashes. >> they'll send a year or more observing the handlers and the people who are spotters. then becoming a spotter. >> hanson facebook page is filled with the big cats she loved. experts say animals can be unpredictable suggesting investigators may never know why the animal chose to attack. >>> yahoo c of the eo was awarded a $1.2 million bonus from the first six months on the job according to a regulatory filing eligible for a $2
ABC
Mar 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
interned and diana hanson was using a cell phone. when the lion pounced on her and killed her instantly. anderson says hanson was following all of the zoo's protocols. the sheriff deputies shot and killed the lion shortly after the attack. >> a positive jobs report for february helped fuel a spectacular end to the week. the dow was up 67 points to a new record high. the 6th straight day of gains. it was good for the nasdaq composite and the s&p. they created 236,000 new be joes. it dropped to 7.7%, the lowest in five years. >> whole foods has become the first retailer in the country to require labeling of all genetically modified food sold in its stores. the labeling will roll out over the next five years so you will begin to see it soon. the store says it is in response to consumer demand. >>> up next, meet the bay area's newly minted lottery millionaire. >> i was by myself at home and i started screaming by myself. >> how a bag of pump skin seeds may have -- pumpkin seeds may have helped the man win the jackpot. >> and hundreds of fans show up to see one of the biggest stars in the ba
FOX
Mar 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
mauled a young woman escaped its cage moments before that attack. diana hanson was killed yesterday in fresno. she was attacked by a male lion named couscous. they also said hanson was killed when the lion got out of its cage and entered the cleaning enclosure. >>> a reward now stands at $20,000 in the burglary case in which a richmond police officer's two dogs were poisoned. oakland based pet food express is matching the richmond police officer's $10,000 reward for information leading to the suspect's capture and conviction. burglars broke into the officers home last friday. and before getting away with five guns, they poisoned the officers pet labrador retriever and also a police canine dog in a backyard kennel. the family's labrador died from the poisoning, the police dog is still recovering. >>> lottery officials are looking for the person who bought a winning ticket. that gas station will receive $165,000 for selling that winning ticket. the lucky ticketholder has 180 days to claim the prize. >>> and the drawing was last night the winning numbers are one, two, three, 22, 34, a
NBC
Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
sanctuary near fresno, cat haven will reopen for guided tours tomorrow. 24-year-old intern dianna hanson was attacked and killed by a 4-year-old male african lion named cous cous wednesday. hanson's family says they have no ill will toward the sanctuary. the founder of the facility says because of her passion, he believes hanson would want them to continue with their mission. >> during this sad and difficult time we've had to turn our attention to the remaining 29 cats at the facility, it's important to attend their health and well-being and returning to a state of normal operation as part of that process. >> anderson adds that hanson was not on her cell phone and that she was following proper safety procedures when she was attacked. >>> one man is under arrest this morning in connection with a deadly stabbing that rocked the quiet san jose neighborhood of almaden valley. the victim and the man knew each other but the rest of the story has yet to unfold. george kiriyama has details. >> i want to know what my son could have done, you know, that could have been that detrimental to where he
CNN
Mar 7, 2013 2:00am PST
and this trying time. >> reporter: the 24-year-old volunteer has been identified as diana hanson from washington state. her facebook page shows her pictured with large cats. her father released a statement last night saying in part, diane was so excited at working in cat haven and living in california. her favorites were the tiger and the lion couscous who killed her today. >> we're moving over to the african lions and i'm going into the den. >> jennifer michaels also known as jungle jenny got an up-close view of the lion while getting a tour of the animal sanctuary called cat haven. >> i didn't see any type of aggressive behavior or anything that i needed to be worried about. >> reporter: cat haven is a 100-acre, wooded sanctuary, home to some of the rarest cats in the world, including lions, tigers and leopards. it's dedicated to the preservation of wildcats. 5-year-old couscous came to the sanctuary as a cub. founder dale hanson says this species of lion no longer exist in the wild. >> all the ones you see are in captivity. >> reporter: as for the victim diana hanson, it's not clear exactly h
NBC
Mar 7, 2013 11:00am PST
steenkamp. >>> 24-year-old dianna hanson was attacked and killed by a lion at cat haven in dunlap. sheriff's deputies said they had to shoot the lion would it wouldn't let them near the victim. this morning, they're trying to determine why hanson was inside the enclosure. hanson's father said his daughter had experience working with big cats and this was her dream job. >> she liked them so much. she just always felt that she could handle it she wasn't afraid. she wasn't the slightest bit afraid to get in the cages with those big cats. she had no problem getting in cages with them. >> the lion involved in the attack named cous cous appeared on the ellen degeneres show in 2010. cous cous was considered an ambassador for the sanctuary. he was bred in captivity but meant to be in the wild. >>> let's get to the weather right now. christina loren has been very busy checking things out for us. expecting some showers in the coming days. >> yeah. we're going to be dealing with these showers at least through tomorrow morning. also starting to see a little bit of pop-up thunderstorm activity. watch f
ABC
Mar 7, 2013 1:05am PST
. the victim is 24-year-old diana hanson, a volunteer intern working at project survivals cat haven sanctuary about 45 miles east of freesy no. al -- east of fresno. alan wang has more. >> cat haven is a place for a lot of retired hollywood animals. they have 28 exotic cats on property including two lions. the largest is the one that killed the intern today. so far no one explained why diana hanson was in the enclosure with 350 350-pound lion when it attacked and killed the volunteer intern. this is the lion. the founder of cat haven says they were unable to lower him away from the intern's body. >> the lion was shot and killed per our safety protocolety our thoughts and prayers went out to our friend and family in this trying time. >> reporter: he was a rare lion exstipg in the wild. -- extinct in the wild. they hand raised him as cub, but they removed him from the house because law prohibits physical contact with lions after three months of age. >> we have seven and eight-year-old tigers that willa still feed and walk on and leash and have contact with. >> reporter: carl mitchell runs a sim
ABC
Mar 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
at the enclosure. the area where the lion's realm and play is the place the animal confronted hanson. thursday, the founder says the devastating affects are evident in palay. >> you can see she visits with us. she's upset with what is going on. >> cat haven officials say procedures were in place and being followed wednesday when a 24-year-old was mauled. >> the autopsy showed the young lady died of a broken neck meaning the death was quick, she did not suffer. other injuries are incident to the lion playing with her and tossing the body around. >> according to investigators for nearly 30 minutes hanson was in the enclosure until deputy arrived and shot hit. -- it. another worker tried to distract the animal but it didn't work. the coroner said deputies were afraid when pulling up here yesterday. two deputies fired nearly a dozen flood rounds into the lion but it was too late to save hanson. >> there is more still to come here on abc 7 news at 6:00 tonight. the threat of nuclear war being made by north korea and why a expert is warning us not to dismiss it why it's so important for police aroun
ABC
Mar 8, 2013 4:00am PST
in the fatal lion attack in california. the coroner says diana hanson died from a broken neck, most likely from a single swipe of the lion's paw. >> investigators are trying to figure out why the young woman put herself in such danger in the first place. here's abc's brandi hitt. >> diana died living her dream. she was never happier than the last two months. >> reporter: diana hanson was fearless, according to her father. the 24-year-old loved big cats and interning at fresno county's cat haven. wednesday afternoon, she somehow got into an enclosure with couscous, this 500-pound male lion. and he attacked. >> it just used to scare her mother and i to death to think of her in the cage. i never got used to that. she was fearless. i couldn't believe a 5'4" person could be so fearless around a 600-pound lion or tiger. >> reporter: another worker tried several times to distract couscous, but it didn't work. hanson was killed instantly. >> she died of a broken neck. which means the death was quick and she did not suffer. >> reporter: as couscous scratched at her body, he was shot and killed by deputi
CBS
Mar 7, 2013 4:00am PST
say he has a concussion. >>> and tragedy at an exotic park in california. 24-year-old dianna hanson was killed by a lion who had been raised there since he was 8 weeks old. it happened wednesday in dunlap and the reporter of seattle station cairo spoke to hanson's father. >> she was living her dream and she got her dream come true. >> reporter: dianna hanson's dream became her father's nightmare. since she was a little girl, she had always had an infatuation with lions. then in january she started an unpaid internship at project survivals cat haven in california. >> she was so happy when she got that internship, she was having so much fun down there. >> reporter: the only disappointment, she told her dad was that she wasn't allowed to get closer to her favorite cat, the 4-year-old lion couscous. she had been allowed access to the tigers in bellingham. in the california sanctuary it was against the rules, but today sometime after noon she got into its cage. >> it looks like she decide god into the cage, and that's when i guess, the animal mauled her. >> repo
CBS
Mar 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
. but family and friends of diana hanson say she died doing what she loved. >> she was living her dream in that this was -- she got her dream come true. >> reporter: diana hanson's dream became her father's nightmare. since she was a little girl, she had always had an obsession with lions and tigers. she worked four years at a sanctuary in washington state while attending college. then in january, she started an unpaid internship at project survival's cat haven in fresno county. >> she was so happy when she got that internship and she was having so much fun down there. >> reporter: the only disappointment she said was that she wasn't allowed to get closer to her favorite cat, the 4-year-old lion couscous. it was against the rules for her to be in the enclosure. but yesterday, sometime after noon, she got into its cage. >> looked like she decided to go into the cage and that's i guess when the animal mauled her. >> reporter: another worker called deputies who shot couscous but could not save diana. >> can't believe that her life was cut short so early
KOFY
Mar 7, 2013 12:00am PST
are trying to figure out why the big cat attacked. the victim is 24-year-old diana hanson, a volunteer intern working at project survivals cat haven sanctuary about 45 miles east of freesy no. al -- east of fresno. alan wang has more. >> cat haven is a place for a lot of retired hollywood animals. they have 28 exotic cats on property including two lions. the largest is the one that killed the intern today. so far no one explained why diana hanson was in the enclosure with a 350-pound lion when it attacked and killed the volunteer intern. this is the lion. the founder of cat haven says they were unable to lower him away from the intern's body. >> the lion was shot and killed per our safety protocol. our thoughts and prayers went out to our friend and family in this trying time. >> reporter: he was a rare lion exstipg in the wild. -- extinct in the wild. they hand raised him as cub, but they removed him from the house because law prohibits physical contact with lions after three months of age. >> we have seven and eight-year-old tigers that we still feed and walk on a leash and have contact wit
CBS
Mar 8, 2013 5:00am PST
a volunteer at an animal park. the coroner says diana hanson died instantly on wednesday when the lion broke her he neck at cat haven in dunlap. it appears the lion managed to lift the gate on the cage while she was cleaning the larger enclosure. she may have been distracted. she was on the phone at the time. her father says the coroner told him the lion was probably just trying to play with his daughter. >> you know, i have always had a premonition that someday i would get a call like this but i just thought it would be much further in the future than at 24. >> a sheriff's deputy shot and killed the lion in an effort to save her. >>> tears poured from thousands of eyes as mourners said good- bye to two fallen police officers yesterday. [ pause ] >> and a sea of uniformed officers stood in silence outside hp pavillion to honor the santa cruz police detectives killed in the line of duty last week. inside loved ones said their heart-breaking good-byes. >> thank you, daddy, and today, celebrate yourself. there's so much to love. >> i miss you so much,
CNN
Mar 8, 2013 12:00am PST
anything have saved dianna hanson, and should she have been in that cage in the first place? >> plus, the art ts formerly known as snoop dogg. >> what have you gone from dawg to lion? >> his name has changed but he's as outspoken as ever. on fame -- >> you have to know how to contain it and not abuse it. >> drugs. >> you don't hear people going out and doing crazy crimes on marijuana. >> guns. >> i could go and get a gun right now, just lierk that. it shouldn't be that easy. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >> good evening. we'll begin with breaking news tonight. osama bin laden's son-in-law, the man they called al qaeda's mouth piece is scheduled to be arraigned at 10:00 in the morning right here in new york. he's charged with conspiracy to kill u.s. nationals. his capture on the day the senate approved john brennan as the next director of the cia. today's news is intensifying another fierce debate, this one about the treatment of enemy combatants. listen to senator lindsey graham. >> we're putting the administration on notice. we think that sneaking this guy into the country clea
CNN
Mar 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
are trying to determine what triggered a lion to turn on dianna hanson. the 24-year-old intern was inside the lion's enclosure. she was by herself yesterday when the 4-year-old male african lion killed her. in a moment, we're going to be speaking with dianna's father. and ted rowlands has some information from the autopsy tonight. >> the autopsy was just released, erin, and according to the coroner, she died of a broken neck. they say that she did suffer a number of other injuries, but most of those injuries were postmortem and that her fatal injury was a broken neck. the autopsy even went on to say that the attack was very quick and that she did not suffer. so that is the cause of death and comforting news, i'm sure, to her family, that according to the coroner, she likely didn't suffer in this attack for very long. >> yes, very comforting news for them, i am sure. now, i know you had access to the cat sanctuary today, ted. what did you see? >> reporter: well, a couple things strike you going up there, is that, first of all, it's an expansive area and there's a lot of room in between eac
NBC
Mar 7, 2013 6:00am PST
at a wildlife sanctuary near fresno. diena hanson wee dianna hanson was killed by a lion. this morning they are trying to determine why hanson was inside the enclosure. hanson's father says his daughter had experience working with the big cats and this was really her dream job. >> she liked them so much. she felt that she could handle it. she wasn't afraid. wasn't slighti isest bit afraid getting in the cages with those big cats. >> so very sad. the lion involved in that attack actually appeared on the ellen degeneres back in 2010 when he was a cub. he was considered an ambassador for that sanctionry. >>> new this morning, president obama will sign an extension to the violence against women act. the law strengthens the justice department's response on crimes against women. it also expands federal protections to gays, lesbian, transgender individuals, native americans and immigrants. the violence against women act expired back in 2011 and it stalled in congress over objections by conservatives on certain protections. >>> 6:57. happening now in business news, once again the markets are u
NBC
Mar 7, 2013 4:30am PST
inside a lion's enclosure. 24-year-old diana hanson was attacked and killed by a lion at cat haven, a private wildlife sanctuary in dunlap. park officials called 911. deputies say the lion refused to let them near that victim so they had to kill it. they're trying to figure out what proef ovoked the attack. >> we'll have our wildlife forensic lab look at the animal and determine if the animal did in fact attack the subject. >> pictures from hanson's facebook page show her working with those big cats. her father says his daughter was fearless and this was her dream job. >> she liked them so much. she always felt that she could handle it. she wasn't afraid. she wasn't the slightest bit afraid to get in the cages with those things, those big cats. she had no problem all those years getting in cages with them. >> the lion involved in the fatal attack was considered an ambassador for the sanctuary and made many public appearances. >> look at those claws. you can imagine what he will be like when he weighs 500 or 600 pounds. >> this is video of the lion on "less thellen degeneres" show w
ABC
Mar 9, 2013 1:05am PST
. they said volunteers interned and diana hanson was using a cell phone. when the lion pounced on her and killed her instantly. anderson says hanson was following all of the zoo's protocols. the sheriff deputies shot and killed the lion shortly after the attack. >> a positive jobs report for february helped fuel a spectacular end to the week. the dow was up 67 points to a new record high. the 6th straight day of gains. it was good for the nasdaq composite and the s&p. they created 236,000 new be joes. it dropped to 7.7%, the lowest in five years. >> whole foods has become the first retailer in the country to require labeling of all genetically modified food sold in its stores. the labeling will ro next five over the next five years so you will begin to see it soon. the store says it is in response to consumer demand. >>> up next, meet the bay area's newly minted lottery millionaire. >> i was by myself at home and i started screaming by myself. >> how a bag of pump skin seeds may have -- pumpkin seeds may have helped the man win the jackpot. >> and hundreds of fans show up to see one o
KICU
Mar 7, 2013 11:30pm PST
a partially locked door. the lion then escaped its small cage and attacked diana hanson while cleaning out a smaller enclosure while on the phone with a coworker. the president of the reserve spoke out today. the autopsy shows the numerous bites and scratches she suffered were inflicted after she died. >>> sheriff deputies had to shoot and kill that lion when it refused to leave the victim's body. today ktvu's ken pritchett went to another animal sanctuary and found out there were some big differences in the way these facilities operate. >> reporter: the road beyond this old rusted gate adorned with elephants leads to what feels like another world. but we're in calav era s county where the great animals roam. >> we take animals that actually need a home. >> reporter: ed stewart is director of paws the performing animal welfare society which owns the 2,300 acres that make the arch 2000 sanctuary. in addition to rumbling elephants as you walk this sanctuary you can hear the roar of african lions. >> our first rule of safety here is never enter a cage with an animal in it. i mean that's just
CBS
Mar 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
. 24-year-old diana hanson a volunteer at the park had gone into the compound where a four-year-old african lion was housed. fresno county deputies answered the call that there had been an attack. when they arrived they found the woman noer death then shot and killed the lion. it was up to cat haven's owner to deliver the news. >> female volunteer intern entered the lion's enclosure where she was attacked and fatally injured. the lion was shot and killed per our safety protocols. our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends and family -- and to her family at this time in this trying time. >> diana hanson was from the seattle area and tonight her parents said the big african cats had been her life's interest and her life's work. >> but that place said you couldn't go into the case and she was pretty disappointed they wouldn't let her go in the cages. she went in the cages with all other animals, and i just saw on the news where she had gotten into the cage during the peeding so i don't know what she was doing about that, but she looked like she decided to go into the sglaj
CBS
Mar 7, 2013 4:30am PST
hanson. she was a volunteer at the park. hanson moved from the seattle area to take what was a dream job for her. her father says these animas were her life. the attack happened yesterday afternoon at cat haven about 45 miles east of fresno. sheriffs say she went into the compound where couscous a 4- year-old african lion was housed. when deputies arrived they found her dead and killed the lion. >> female volunteer intern entered the lions enclosure where she was attacked and fatally injured. >> this creature although raised by humans will always be wild. it is the core of what they are. >> reporter: that was a wildlife expert. he has taken the cat to hollywood to appear on talk shows. the lion was a tv celebrity and at the facility. this morning, though, the humane society leaders are calling this irresponsible. the victim should not have been in the enclosure with the animal in the first place. michelle, back to you. >> cate, what do we know about the park's safety record? >> reporter: cat haven is operated by project survival and has a perfe
FOX
Mar 7, 2013 10:30pm PST
diana hanson while cleaning out a smaller enclosure while on the phone with a coworker. the president of the reserve spoke out today. the autopsy shows the numerous bites and scratches she suffered were inflicted after she died. >>> sheriff deputies had to shoot and kill that lion when it refused to leave the victim's body. today ktvu's ken pritchett went to another animal sanctuary and found out there were some big differences in the way these facilities operate. >> reporter: the road beyond this old rusted gate adorned with elephants leads to what feels like another world. but we're in calav era s county where the great animals roam. >> we take animals that actually need a home. >> reporter: ed stewart is director of paws the performing animal welfare society which owns the 2,300 acres that make the arch 2000 sanctuary. in addition to rumbling elephants as you walk this sanctuary you can hear the roar of african lions. >> our first rule of safety here is never enter a cage with an animal in it. i mean that's just basic. >> reporter: for stewart, questions remain about the incident a
FOX
Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
. this is where an intern was killed by a lion on wednesday. diana hanson was attacked by a 4-year-old lion. the park has launched an investigation into the accident. the founder said it's important for the animals that they reopen the park. he said he believes hanson would have wanted their work to continue. >> during this very sad and difficult time we have also had to turn attention to our remaining 29 cats at our facility. this is important that we attend to their health and well being. >> park officials say it's not clear why hanson was inside the cage. they say she may have been cleaning another area when the lion came in. her family is now donating to a number of animal charities in her name. >> in two days the minimum wage in san jose will go up by two dollars. the new wage will be $10 an hour and that is good news for workers, employers are going to have to adjust to that new law and we spoke to a business owner who isn't happy. he said it'll affect his bottom line as a small business owner. >> i'm not in support of this measure. no, any time we can cut costs or not have to pay
CNN
Mar 8, 2013 4:00am PST
sanctuary. according to the coroner, 24-year-old diana hanson died quickly from a broken neck. there was no blood when she was attacked by the lion she adored. ted rowlands is live from california with the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, john. the coroner says investigators believe that couscous the lion was able to use his paw to get out of a small cage used to keep lions out of the main enclosure while it is cleaned. they say he got out of the cage and was able to then attack his victim, 24-year-old diana hanson. you mentioned the coroner's report. they believe this was such a quick attack that even in the report he went to the length to say he didn't believe diana hanson suffered at all. you can imagine that's comforting to her family. >> there was no blood. they think it was a quick death followed by just some injuries of a lion that was probably just playing too hard. also she was so happy. her last two months there for the internship at cat haven were the happiest of her life. >> john, it is truly amazing to listen to her parents, the way they ha
ABC
Mar 8, 2013 7:00am PST
in california. cecilia vega has the latest. >> reporter: george, good morning. when diana hanson was attacked, there may not have been time to be scared. the lion broke free. u timend escape. it now appears the 550-pound lion may have managed to escape his own feeding cage just moments before turning on 24-year-old intern diana hanson. one of the lead investigators tells abc news, he believes a gate or door was left partially opened. couscous got into a larger pen that hanson was cleaning. that's when she was attacked. >> the cat had just been fed. there was food in the bowl. the cat ignored the food in order to go out and have access to this young lady. >> reporter: this morning, a first look inside the cat haven wildlife park where the lion mauled hanson. and new details about what happened during the attack. >> responding. >> for a bite from a lion. the animal is in the enclosure with the patient. >> reporter: she was reportedly talking on her cell phone with a coworker at the time of the incident when the call abruptly e ended, suggesting she was taken offguard by the lion. officials beli
CNN
Mar 7, 2013 4:00am PST
by a 350-pound lion. the victim has been identified as 24-year-old dianna hanson of seattle. she was an intern at the cat haven sanctuary in dunlap, california. dianna's father said she absolutely adored the african lion that killed her when for some reason she entered his cage. >> she was so happy when she got that internship. she was having so much fun down there. it was her dream job. she was so happy there, it makes it bearable that she died so happy. >> dan simon joins us live from dunlap, california, this morning. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. i think the key questions this morning, what were the protocols, were they followed, were they ignored. we are here outside cat haven. inside 50 rare exotic, some of these cats very large. they had all the permits. they were regulated by the state. and cat haven seemed to have a good reputation. >> this is cousy, a north african lion. >> reporter: a lion shot dead wednesday afternoon. >> a female volunteer intern entered the lion's enclosure where she was attacked and fatally injured. the lion was shot and kil
CBS
Mar 7, 2013 5:00am PST
to the area to intern at cat haven. hanson's father says this was her dream job and the big african cats had been her life's interest and work. >> definitely said you couldn't go into the cage and i remember she was pretty disappointed they wouldn't let her go in the cages with the lion and tiger but she went in the cages with all the other animals and i saw on the news where she had gotten into the cage during the feeding. so i don't know what she was doing about that. but it look like she decided to go in. >> reporter: the lion was a 4- year-old adult male named couscous. before this incident he was featured on several tv shows and was considered a celebrity on tv at the 100-acre facility. right now authorities are still trying to figure out the details of what happened just before the attack including what provoked the animal to strike and why she was alone in the enclosure. cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> cat haven is operated by project survival and has a perfect safety record over its 20 year existence. but since 1990, 21 people have been killed by lio
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